Christmas shopping: now 100% done.
Wrapping: 97% done.
Woohoo! This was a very good mail day. Not only did I get norilana's Dreams of the Compass Rose, but my contributor's copies of the February 2005 issue Realms of Fantasy came in the mail as did the Winter 2004 issue of The Third Alternative! Only "Returning My Sister's Face" is in the Feb '05 Realms, which means I can look forward to another issue to run "The Storyteller's Wife."
And what has me jumping even higher with glee is that "Returning My Sister's Face" is the FIRST story in Realms and "Running on Two Legs" is the LAST story in TTA--both honored spots. My name's also on the cover of TTA!
Up to eighteen Critters critiques. And, for the record, none of the Critters who are on my LJ Friends List were the intended subject of my previous tirade. Y'all rock.
Word count: An editing pass on the princess fantasy and the SF story. Hacked out over 400 words on the SF story. Upon re-reading, I'm dissatisfied by the quality of my prose. It seems choppy and simplistic in many places. But I think it's time I foist it on Matthew to get his input.
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